09 Aug '17, 5am

Guam stays calm, dismisses North Korea threat

Guam Governor Eddie Calvo downplayed North Korea's threat to attack his Pacific island state but said the US territory was "prepared for any eventuality" in a televised speech Wednesday as tensions escalate in the region. US President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" over its nuclear ambitions on Tuesday. Pyongyang raised the stakes just hours later, saying it was considering missile strikes near US strategic military installations on Guam. In a televised address, Calvo said Guam was working with Washington "to ensure our safety. "I want to reassure the people of Guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the (neighbouring Northern) Marianas," he said. "I spoke to Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield who confirmed this with me." Guam, home to about 6,000 US troops, is strategically located midway between the K...

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